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Sir Richard Fiennes Baron Saye & Sele (6th)
(Cir 1520-1573)
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Sir William Fiennes Baron Saye & Sele (8th) / Viscount (1st)


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Sir William Fiennes Baron Saye & Sele (8th) / Viscount (1st)

  • Born: 28 May 1582
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Temple circa 1602
  • Died: 14 Apr 1662 aged 79
  • Buried: St. Mary's, Broughton, Oxfordshire

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Education: New College, Oxford.

Education: Winchester.

Knighted. Able member of the anti-court faction in James I's last years and throughout much of Charles I's reign, chiefly in expressing opposition to the irregular means of raising money those Kings employed, and doing so by among other means the peers' right of protest, a long-standing privilege he is credited with putting in contemporary use; involved in colonisation schemes in New World, including Caribbean, an area in what is now New Hampshire and another one on the Connecticut River whose principal settlement was called in his honour Say(e)brook (subsequently Seabrook).

Title: 1st Viscount of Saye & Sele.

Title: 8th Lord (Baron) Saye & Sele.

Occupation: High Steward, 1641-1643, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.

Occupation: Lord of the Treasury, 1641-1642. Appointed by Charles I in an attempt to propitiate him

Occupation: Master Court of Wards, 1641-1642. Appointed by Charles I

Military Service: Colonel Parly Foot Regiment, 1642, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. Temporarily took Oxford though his own house of Broughton was captured by the Royalists after Edgehill (1642)

Member: Committee Safety of the Kingdom, 16 Feb 1642.

Member: Westminster Assembly of Divines, Jun 1643, Westminster, London.

Member: Committee of Both Kingdoms, Feb 1644.

Military Service: Lord-Lieutenant, 1646-1660, Cheshire, Oxfordshire & Gloucestershire. Parly appointment

Member: Committee for Plantations, 1660.

Member: Committee to settle the Government of New England, 1661. Leading spirit in passing Self-Denying Ordinance 1645, Parly Comissioner to negotiate with Scots 1646 and Charles I (Treaty of Newport) 1648

William married Elizabeth Temple, daughter of John Temple of Stowe and Unknown, circa 1602. (Elizabeth Temple died in 1648 and was buried in St. Mary's, Broughton, Oxfordshire.)

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